Elusive Unreality OPN Speech Dr. Davood Khazaie, International Curator 11.02.23 Pashmin Art Bad Tölz
At the beginning of the 20th century, two creative movements emerged that challenged conventional standards and wanted to escape from everyday reality – abstract art and surrealism. Abstract art sought to distance itself from traditional art, while surrealist art sought to escape rational thinking. Both, therefore, pursued a common goal: to break free from familiar norms.
When most people think of painting, they probably imagine images that realistically depict the world around us. But what if we looked at things through a different lens – literally and figuratively? This is where abstract and surrealist painting come into play. Abstract painting can be defined as an image that represents a concept or feeling rather than reality. Often it is shapes, colors, and textures that are intended to evoke a feeling in the viewer. Surrealism goes even further by incorporating elements of the unreal or impossible into otherwise normal scenes.
All three artists in this group exhibition demonstrate how experimenting with genres provides a great way to unleash creativity and take the viewer on an inspirational journey into unreality.
“Practicing unreality is the most difficult and essential task for an artist” – quote from Lovis Corinth
Victor Hagea – Andrea Donner – Constantina Seracin
Opening: February 11, 2023, at 7:00 pm
Moderator: Christine Adler (actress)
Greetings: Nour Nouri (Director of Pashmin Art)
Opening speech: Dr. Davood Khazaie (International Curator)
Victor Hagea creates works of art with the impact of a drama in three acts. In his works, we look behind the scenes of a mythical and ancient production. The surrealist works create a new dimension of painting that goes beyond any physicality and will captivate every viewer with wonder.
With the artist Andrea Donner, the viewer finds abstract forms with inspiring color gradients. With great enthusiasm, the artist uses any painting techniques and materials such as ash, lime, earth, wax, and combines everything to create unique works of art.
The female figures in the works of Constantina Seracin appear feminine and graceful. The artist wants to depict the diversity of women in her art with great passion. Thanks to her modern painting style, her “Cleopatra” no longer appears dusty and distant, but highly emancipated and contemporary.